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• Octagon and the National Women’s Soccer League have signed a multi-tier consulting partnership, in which Octagon’s Global Media Rights Consulting and Marketing divisions will "advise the NWSL on its league media rights, sponsorship, and marketing." “The growth of the NWSL over the past six years has been tremendous, and the league, its teams and players show absolutely no sign of slowing down,” Christine Franklin, SVP, Marketing, Octagon, said via the firm.

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel. 

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 18-20
1. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil $36M
2. Joker $29.2M
3. Zombieland 2 $26.7M
4. Addams Family $16M
5. Gemini Man $8.5M
6. Abominable $3.5M
7. Downton Abbey $3M
8. Judy $2M
9. Hustlers $2M
10. It 2 $1.5M
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Brady, OBJ, Browns Top NFL Jersey, Merch Sales List Heading Into New Season

By Barry Janoff

July 24, 2019: Tom Brady may play for the New England Patriots, but when it comes to ending his time as a top-rated quarterback, as they say in Brooklyn, “Fuggedaboutit!”

In the first list of the 2019-20 season based on total sales of all officially licensed NFL player merchandise, Brady remains No. 1 heading into the 2019-20 season, according to the NFL Players Assn.

Brady, entering his 20th NFL season, all with the Patriots, and coming off a win in Super Bowl LIII, topped both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 year-end NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales list, and is the only player to top the yearly list three times since its inception in 2014.

This also marks a record 16th appearance for Brady among the top full-year and quarterly best-selling player merchandise lists; he has never ranked outside of the Top Nine, according to the NFLPA.

But young players also made their mark: Kyler Murray, quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, is the highest-ranking rookie among the Top 50 at No. 21; while sophomore New York Jets quarterback Sam Darold was No. 4. and second-year Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is No. 5 on the list.

Darnold and Mayfield substantially climbed from the NFLPA’s year-end list to the first quarter preseason rankings. Darnold moved up 36 spots from No. 40 and Mayfield rose 21 spots from No. 26 .

The NFLPA did not release specific sales numbers but did say that official licensees generated record retail sales, exceeding $1.6 billion during the past year.

According to the NFLPA, the first list of the 2019-20 season is based on total sales of all officially licensed NFL player merchandise, tracking year-to-date pre-season results March 1-May 31, 2019 for the most up-to-date, comprehensive sales figures currently available.

Two members of the Browns made the Top Ten: No. 2 Odell Beckham Jr., the wide receiver who arrived from the New York Giants; and Mayfield.

The five most popular Nike jerseys were Beckham Jr., Darnold, Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Mayfield.

Beckham Jr. also led all players in youth jersey sales from Outerstuff, Fanatics and Nike, followed by Julian Edelman, Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Saquon Barkley.

The Patriots and Chicago Bears led all teams on the list, with four players from each finishing among the Top 50.

Among sales of college jerseys, the leaders were Barkley (Penn State), Mayfield (Oklahoma) and James Conner (Pittsburgh) in apparel from Nike, adidas, Under Armour and Fanatics.

In other categories:

• Sales of bobbleheads by Forever Collectibles were led by Brady, Mayfield, Edelman and Mahomes II.

• Brady and Antonio Brown topped licensed headwear from New Era.

• Mayfield sold the most licensed drinkware from Wincraft, followed by teammate Beckham Jr.

The NFLPA oversees and tracks NFL player-branded merchandise sold from official online and traditional retail outlets as reported by more than 75 NFLPA licensees.

Licensees include Fanatics, Outerstuff, Nike, Fathead, FOCO, Funko and Wincraft.

NFLPA licensed product categories include video games, trading cards, men’s, women’s and youth game jerseys, T-shirts and hoodies, backpacks, wall decals, pennants, collectible figurines, matted and framed photos, bobbleheads, plush, drinkware and pet products.


The Top 25 Players (based on all licensed product sold March 1 – May 31, 2019) :
1. Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
2. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Cleveland Browns
3. Khalil Mack, LB, Chicago Bears
4. Sam Darnold, QB, New York Jets
5. Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns
6. Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
7. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
8. Antonio Brown, WR, Oakland Raiders
9. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys
10. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants

11. Mitch Trubisky, QB, Chicago Beats
12. Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans
13. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
14. J.J.Watt, DE, Houston Texans
15. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
16. Jamal Adams, SS, New York Jets
17. Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
18. Nick Foles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
19. Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys
20. Drew Brees, QB. New Orleans Saints

21. Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals
22. Le’Veon Bell, RB, New York Jets
23. Davonte Adams, ??, Green Bay Packers
24. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Francisco Giants
25. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

SOURCE: NFLPA

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